Straight Talk on Confidence, Courage, and Career for WOMEN IN CHARGE
The top jobs in corporate America were once reserved for men. I was fortunate to be among the first women to break this tradition when I became CIO of one of the largest utility companies in the world. Getting there was not easy, and during my career journey, I learned many important lessons. As a result, I've strived to mentor other women seeking the same career path, to help them find their own way to success.
I saw writing Dare as my chance to mentor women beyond my immediate circle. Why do women need to dare more to reach the top jobs? Sometimes women don't aim for the top jobs because they haven't seen women in those positions. It is hard to be something you've never seen, and I remember how inspired I was when I first met women who had reached top leadership roles. Women are often taught early in life to ask permission before taking action, but the business world needs leaders who take initiative.
Dare shows women how to take initiative in ways that inspire others to follow.
- Becky Blalock
Don't wait for change or for someone to hand you an opportunity. Follow Becky's priceless advice. Read on and learn from the best!
-From the Foreword by ANNE MULCAHY
former Chairman and CEO, Xerox Corporation
Reviews for DARE
“Dare… takes over where Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In falls short… The book provides practical advice on how women can ‘lean in’ even without the platform of a brand name college or network. It’s a guide for those starting at the bottom rung of the ladder, but have their eyes set on the top.”—Ruchika Tulshyan, Forbes.com
“I have known and worked with Becky Blalock for years and always admired her energy, leadership, and ability to get things done. I am so glad that she has taken the time to share her success philosophy, and that of other remarkable women. Dare informs, entertains, and shows you the way to reach your highest potential.”—Gail Evans, author, New York Times bestseller, Play Like a Man, Win Like a Woman“
Today there are more women than ever in leadership positions in business. This journey isn’t easy, but for women who aspire to achieve corporate success, Dare is the chance to learn from some of the best.”—Stacey D. Stewart, U.S. President, United Way Worldwide